Public Meeting Minutes: October 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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October 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Call the Meeting to Order
I.a. Pledge of Allegiance
I.b. Announce Open Meeting Act Posting and Location - Wayne Community Schools, Wayne Public Library, and Wayne Post office.
I.c. Action on Absence and Roll Call
I.d. Approval of Agenda - The Board may enter Executive session to discuss any matter for which executive session is lawful and appropriate.
Action(s):
Motion to approve agenda as presented passed with a motion by Mrs. Wendy Consoli and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve consent agenda as including Finacial claims as and minutes from previous meetings as presented. passed with a motion by Mr. Mark Evetovich and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I.e.I. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
I.e.II. Approval of Financial Reports and Claims
I.f. Personnel
II. Communications from the Public and requested presentations
II.a. Science Curriculum presentation - Mr. Wragge & Mrs. Janke
Discussion:  Mr. Wragge and Mrs. Janke spoke to the Board and thanked them for the purchase of the new Science Curriculum. Both stated the new curriculum aligned to the state standards, are very user friendly, making them easier to use for both the teachers and the students.
III. Action Items
III.a. Old Business
III.b. New Business
III.b.I. Elementary Art program
Action(s):
Motion to approve the payment to Sonya Tompkins of $2500.00 per semester using Elementary Grades funds for Elementary Art Instruction for the 2014-15 school year. passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Mark Evetovich.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan recommended to the board the approval Sonya Tompkins as Elementary Art Instructor for the 2014-2015 school year. He stated it is a good solution for a quality art program for our students.
III.b.II. Resolution for indirect authorization for hazard mitigation
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resolution for indirect authorization for hazard mitigation, with Wayne County serving as direct authorization passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Jorgensen and a second by Dr. Jeryl Nelson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  A recommendation was made by Mr. Lenihan to approve the resolution for indirect authorization for hazard mitigation, with Wayne County serving as direct authorization.
III.b.III. Refuse collection bid approval
Action(s):
Motion to approve the bid from Gill Hauling Inc. for school refuse disposal for the 2014-15 school year, as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Mark Evetovich and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  A recommendation was made by Mr. Lenihan to approve the bid from Gill Hauling, with Dr. Linster adding the total annual cost for the 2014-2015 school year would be $5700.00.
III.b.IV. Joint letter with the City Of Wayne regarding traffic
Action(s):
Motion to approve a joint letter with the City of Wayne to be sent to the Nebraska Department of Roads requesting a traffic and pedestrian cross walk study occur on 7th Street near the Jr/ Sr High School passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mr. Mark Evetovich.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan recommended the Board approve a joint letter with the City of Wayne to be sent to the Nebraska Department of Roads requesting a traffic and pedestrian cross walk study to occur. He added the school is sending staff members each day from 7:30-8:00 and 3:30-4:00 to serve as crossing guards, and a backup plan is in place should they be unable to work at the crosswalk. The city will also be repainting the crosswalk lines this week. Board members stressed the importance of communicating their concerns to the Department of Roads for the safety of our students at the crosswalk.
III.b.V. WCS Foundation Director Contract
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract for Lindsay McLaughlin as Director of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation, with a salary of $28,000, as presented passed with a motion by Mr. Rod Garwood and a second by Mrs. Wendy Consoli.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan recommended to the Board to approve the contract of Lindsay McLaughin as Director of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation. He stated that Lindsay has been doing a tremendous job, having secured funds for the track project that couldn't have been done without her work.
IV. Administration and Board Committee Reports:
IV.a. Administration - Written reports were provided by Administration. Copies of their reports are available at the District Office upon request.
IV.a.I. Superintendent
IV.a.I.1. Affordable Health Care Act information
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan updated the Board on a session he attended at Labor Relations on the Affordable Health Care Act.
IV.a.I.2. School Improvement Model - update
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan gave a report to the Board on the School Improvement Model detailing the Leadership Team and their responsibilities.
IV.a.I.3. NRCSA District Meeting & Region 3 Report
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan gave a report from the NRCSA District Meeting and Region 3 Report he attended last week at Wayne State College.
IV.a.I.4. Option Enrollment Report
Discussion:  An Option Enrollment update for the 2014-2015 school year was given by Mr. Lenihan.
IV.a.I.5. Northeast Community College Visit
Discussion:  Dr. Chipps and members of his staff visited the school on Friday, October 10. Mr. Lenihan stated that time was spent discussing offerings NECC provides our students in terms of dual credit courses and career education.
IV.a.II. High School Principal
Discussion:  Mr. Hanson attended a School Law Seminar on September 24. He also stated in his report that the Chrome Books seem to be going well, and the students really like them.
IV.a.III. Special Education Director
Discussion:  Mrs. Beair stated in her report that the Community Early Childhood team met on Tuesday, October 7 to review current unmet needs and problem solve how to better serve our B-5 population. She also stated MAP testing will take place during the month of October and C4L is up and running.
IV.a.IV. Elementary Principal
Discussion:  Mrs. Pickinpaugh stated that Parent/Teacher conferences were held the week of September 30. Three interpreters were needed due to the large number of Spanish speaking parents. She also thanked Herman Chiropractic for the donation of $700.00, and WEB for the supper that was provided to the staff during Parent/Teacher conferences and volunteering for the Fun Run.
IV.a.V. Junior High Principal/A.D.
Discussion:  Mr. Ruhl attended a MAP workshop on October 2 with Mrs. Maas. He will also be attending a CPI workshop on October 27. Mr. Ruhl also reported that District events are taking place in the month of October with girls golf, softball, and both girls and boys cross country.
IV.b. Board Committees
IV.b.I. Foundation and Community Relations - Ken Jorgensen, Rocky Ruhl, Rod Garwood, Carolyn Linster, Mark Lenihan and Lindsay McLaughlin
Discussion:  Lindsay McLaughlin reported that the first ever reunion Tailgate went well, and stated she is hoping that next year there will be more people in attendance. She thanked all who helped out and attended the event.
IV.b.II. Curriculum and Americanism - Wendy Consoli, Carolyn Linster, Jeryl Nelson and Misty Beair.
IV.b.II.1. Early Childhood update
Discussion:  Mrs. Consoli updated the Board from the Early Childhood meeting that was held on October 7. Dr. Linster added that she is appointing a team consisting of Mr. Jorgensen, Dr. Nelson, and Mr. Lenihan to investigate options for the most feasible and cost efficient location for a preschool. The team will present their findings at the November 12 Regular Meeting, unless an earlier special meeting is needed.
IV.b.III. Facility/Safety - Travis Meyer, Mark Evetovich, Ken Jorgensen, Rod Garwood and Mark Hanson
Discussion:  Travis Meyer gave an update on the heating and cooling at the elementary school.
IV.b.III.1. Hank Overin Baseball Field
Discussion:  The City of Wayne has informed Mr. Lenihan that the grandstand will be ready for baseball next spring. Wakefield will host the first half of the home games.
IV.b.III.2. Relay for Life
Discussion:  Relay for Life will be held at the track this year on June 5, 2015. In case of inclement weather, it will be held at WSC Recreation Center.
IV.b.IV. Policy/Title IX - Mark Evetovich, Wendy Consoli, Jeryl Nelson and Jill Pickinpaugh
Discussion:  No report given.
IV.b.V. Finance (Inc. Transportation & Budget) - Mark Lenihan, Mark Evetovich, Rod Garwood, Ken Jorgensen, and Rochelle Nelson
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented a report of the 2014 Certified School Adjusted Value Report.
IV.b.VI. Negotiations - Jeryl Nelson, Carolyn Linster, Wendy Consoli, and Mark Lenihan
Discussion:  Dr. Nelson reported we received the comparability study. He also stated with Negotiation soon to begin, we may want to consider the two year contracts again.
V. Boardsmanship
V.a. Honor Coffee at 6:30 p.m.
Discussion:  An Honor Coffee was held to recognized our students who received a perfect score in the NeSA 2014 testing. The Board congratulated those students with their outstanding achievement.
VI. Future Agenda Items
Discussion:  Future Agenda will include, the Superintendent Evaluation, Property and Casualty insurance quotes, Early Childhood Committee report, date for the School Board Fall Retreat and a quote for Chrome books.
VII. Executive Session (If Needed)
Action(s):
Motion to enter into Executive Session passed with a motion by Mr. Mark Evetovich and a second by Mr. Ken Jorgensen.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board entered into Executive Session at 7:10 p.m. for the purpose of negotiations and the superintendent evaluation process. Board returned to regular session at 7:40 p.m.
VII.a. Superintendent Evaluation Process
VII.b. Negotiations
VIII. Action Taken from Executive Session (If Needed)
IX. Adjournment
Discussion:  Dr. Linster adjourned the Wayne Board of Education meeting at 7:42 p.m.
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